DIY Floral Headpieces — An easy tutorial for DIY Floral Headpieces. They’re simple enough to where anyone (even ones lacking a green thumb) can make them!
As promised, here is the tutorial for the DIY Floral Headpieces I taught at Texas Antiques Week in Round Top!
I’m no flower genius nor do I have a green thumb. So I’m sure there are plenty of tips to make this tutorial a bit better.
But these DIY Floral Headpieces are simple enough to where anyone can make them.
Materials And Tools Needed To Make DIY Floral Headpieces
- Flowers of your choice
- Floral wire
- Wire cutters
- Needle nose pliers
- Wire twig — Optional for aesthetics
How To Make DIY Floral Headpieces
First, make a loop using floral wire that is a tiny bit bigger than where you’d like the headpiece to lay on your head. I like wearing the crown diagonal on my head.
It’s important to make your loop slightly larger than your head. It may not seem the right size, but after you start adding flowers onto the crown it will bulk up.
Next, use things like wildflowers to start filling in the base, by taking a 1.5inch piece of floral wire and wrapping part of it around the middle of the stem and the remaining strands of wire around the base loop.
To attach the larger blooms, string floral wire through the back of the bloom’s base. And then twist each side of the wire onto the base loop, again.
Make sure you use the needle nose pliers to push any ends of the wire that may be poking out. They do not feel good!
Continue filling up the DIY Floral Headpiece with as many blooms as you’d like.
If you have lighter hair that the floral wire shows up on, you can use wire twig to wrap around the entire base to add a more rustic look to it.
How Long Do The Flowers In A Flower Crown Last
The most commonly asked question is how long do the flowers last. That all depends a lot on the flowers you choose and the weather conditions.
If it’s hot and humid out and you choose delicate flowers, it won’t hold up well.
The carnations, billy buttons, berries, and baby’s breath that we used in our DIY Floral Headpieces held up the entire day in hot Texas weather, which is quite a feat!
Ideally, you should make the DIY Floral Headpiece the same day. However, you can spritz your crown with water and store it in the fridge to keep it fresh for a week.